CooperVision’s ‘One Bright Vision’ helps give sight in Tanzania for a second year
Due to the success of last year’s project, CooperVision has pledged to support Optometry Giving Sight for a second year running through their ‘One Bright Vision’ campaign across Europe.
Last year, with their support, close to 100,000 children received their first ever eye screening in the remote areas of Bagamoyo and Kibaha districts in Tanzania, East Africa.
The school eye health project, implemented by the Brien Holden Vision Institute, trains teachers to conduct visual acuity tests throughout schools and refer children to a vision centre or functional eye department for comprehensive follow up and remedial solution.
This year, CooperVision will make a donation to the ‘One Bright Vision’ campaign for every pack of MyDay® contact lenses sold across Europe.
These funds will help Optometry Giving Sight to expand the program into two new districts, Mkuranga and Kibaha Town Council. The aim of the expansion is to train at least 150 teachers across 50 schools, who will then help to provide essential eye screening to at least 25,000 Tanzanian children.
Learn more about ‘One Bright Vision’ in the video below, featuring an interview with Donna Power, Regional Manager Europe of Optometry Giving Sight. Donna, who shares her experiences with the project in Tanzania, has been working closely with CooperVision across Europe to make ‘One Bright Vision’ a reality.
CooperVision is a Gold Global Sponsor of Optometry Giving Sight, and also supports the charity in a number of other ways, including a patient rebate program and worldwide fundraising activities for Optometry Giving Sight’s main annual campaign, the World Sight Day Challenge.